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Surfing Fun in Urbiztondo, La Union: Photo of the Day

“First of 2017,” said @doktorabucag (check her Instagram account for more photos), implying that it’s not a one-day stand for surfing in Urbiztondo, La Union. This means we get to see more awesome surfing photos. We love surfing, you see, but surfing doesn’t love us back. We know, we know, it’s not hopeless so long as we put it a lot of practice, but it seems we’re now more fit only for internet surfing. But we’re happy watching you guys surf, so keep those surfing photos coming. Click the photo to enlarge. Continue reading Surfing Fun in Urbiztondo, La Union: Photo of the Day

Surfing in Siargao: It’s More Fun in the Philippines

There’s a lot of unfilled slots in our Philippine travel bucket list. One of those blank slots is Siargao, found in the province of Surigao del Norte, way south of Manila. It’s the undisputed surfing capital of the Philippines, with Cloud 9 at its core. If surfing is our thing, Siargao would be at the top of our travel list, but we don’t surf. Still, we intend to go there someday, not to surf, but to soak in the island vibe (sounds weird because we’re living in an island, sort of, in the first place). For those who don’t understand why surfers are raving about Siargao, watch this video from the Department of Tourism: Continue reading Surfing in Siargao: It’s More Fun in the Philippines

Photo of the Day: Barkada Sinkhole in Kalanggaman Island

Nope, there’s no sinkhole in Kalanggaman Island; don’t panic. By “barkada sinkhole,” we’re referring to a shallow hole on the white beach, most likely dug by hand by one or two members of the barkada, inside which a camera is placed to get a nice shot of the entire gang with the blue sky as lovely background (some explanation there, whew!). It’s a cool shot, really, and this is the reason why we’ve asked jacqueaeiouh — a nurse, hobbyist, goprotographer, backpacker, and pug lover — to allow us to repost the photo of her barkada when they visited the awesome sandbar known as Kalanggaman Island, found in Palompon, Leyte (but also accessible through Camotes Island, Cebu). We love to feature photographs of the beautiful destinations in the Philippines, but we also love to showcase the awesome fun and sheer happiness that come with travel. Those are priceless memories you carry even through the rainy days. Click the photo to enlarge: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Barkada Sinkhole in Kalanggaman Island

Photo of the Day: Hanging Cool

There’s something serene or romantic about sitting at the edge of a pier or pond, hanging and moving the feet through the air; a bonus that the toes would gently touch the water. It’s probably difficult to explain why, and we invite you to hit us with your best explanation through the comment section below, but we don’t have to belabor that point. It’s serene. Or romantic. And it’s cool. Now, imagine how cool it would be to do the same thing on top of the clouds and pine trees in Benguet. Can’t picture it out? Here, look at this photo of Burft Marko Sunguad (@burft), a dreamer from Manila who happens to be a photographer, videographer and layout artist. Click the photo to enlarge: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Hanging Cool

White Paradise in White Island, Camiguin

The island-province of Camiguin. It’s the second smallest Philippine province both in area and population, second only to Batanes (factor in the favorite pastime of some politicians,  gerrymandering, and we could be wrong). Yet this small island hosts a number of volcanoes; 7 volcanoes if we’re not mistaken. It’s practically a volcano island, come to think of it — dangerous by some standards, surprisingly beautiful by any other. This small island also hosts an even smaller White Island, more properly a sandbar, under the imposing stare of Mt. Hibok-Hibok. Continue reading White Paradise in White Island, Camiguin